SEO for Firefox Support Thread

SEO for Firefox.
Our CMS only shows 300 comments per page. I am sure there is a way to enhance that, but for ease of publishing and following the conversations I decided to close the last SEO for Firefox thread and start a new one. If you have any questions about SEO for Firefox this is the place to ask them. :)

The two unanswered questions from the old thread were

I've used this plug in for awhile and I love it, but the number of links in Yahoo won't display now.

I have the plug in set so that it doesn't automatically query, but when I click on any of the link items, it says that there are no links.

I'm using Firefox 2.0.14 and uninstalled and then reinstalled the plug in, and it is still the same thing.


I've noticed that Y! is requiring API Keys for all of the automated lookup tools now. Any word on when support will be out for SEO for Firefox?

The answer to each of these are

  1. Is that issue occuring for all sites? Have you tried putting the tool on automatic and seeing if it will pull data in for you?
  2. SEO for Firefox already contains an API key. I used it this morning and it worked fine for me.
Published: June 14, 2008 by Aaron Wall in seo tools


June 16, 2008 - 7:22am


Is their anyway to get this tool to work on Google Custom Search results? If you could that would be fantastic.


June 16, 2008 - 4:41pm

I probably can't make it work on Google custom search results. It may be possible but I just don't know how and do not see much upside to doing so. The source code is open if you want to see if you can find a programmer to do it.
June 17, 2008 - 8:11pm

Here is a repost:

Hi I am using the latest version of firefox and seo for firefox. Whenever I set anything to automatic, all I get is a question mark "?" at where the value is suppose to be at. However if I set it to on-demand and then click on the question mark, it would return the value fine. What is going on? Why is automatic not working for me? Anyone else experience this?

June 18, 2008 - 3:00pm

After you set everything to automatic you have to save it by clicking the button in the prompt at the bottom of that mini window. You may have to restart Firefox after the change as well.
June 19, 2008 - 8:22pm

Just installed version 3 instead of version 2 of firefox. It's working now!

June 30, 2008 - 12:56pm

I really liked the Google cached pages option. The google trends option replacing it never seems to work.

Can you please replace it or create another version of the tool with it in.

Much appreciated.


NJ WebGuy
July 2, 2008 - 2:47pm

I just installed version 2.7.4 after upgrading my Firefox to 3.0. I'm familiar with the SEO for Firefox software's operation, as I have been a long time user under FF2.

Right now, when I enter a search term into Google, all the results are showing numbers related to Google itself, rather than the domains and pages of the search result. For example, every result shows the following:

PR: -
Y! Links: 234,000,000
Y! .edu Links: 1,620,000
Y! .gov Links: 119,000
Y! Page Links: 35

...and the links bring up yahoo pages counting links to or

I've tried several searches, a couple that I normally keep track of and then a couple of random phrases, and get the same situation each time.

Search queries in Yahoo are working fine, and all the pageranks and link counts are correct there.

Is this a known issue?

Also, I don't have any other extensions (or even themes) installed yet.

July 2, 2008 - 7:18pm

Hi NJ WebGuy
I think that may have been a glitch. Could you try uninstalling and reinstalling the extension?

July 15, 2008 - 4:46am

Hi Aaron,

Great tool you've got here!

I had a quick question - is there a reason that the tool uses the yahoo search for links:

instead of using the Yahoo Site Explorer (which uses the command) and with 'inlinks' switched to 'except from this domain'.

I get dramatically different results for the two above. Do you find more accurate results with one over the other? I've been using the Yahoo Site Explorer for awhile now instead of the linkdomain command.


July 15, 2008 - 8:16am

The tool is designed to allow you to sort through backlinks with SEO for firefox turned on...the complexity of doing that while allowing multiple options (site explorer and the default search results) probably would not add much value to the tool and could confuse some users.

July 16, 2008 - 3:45am

Ok cheers for that! Thanks again for a great tool :)

July 17, 2008 - 2:51pm

Hi Aaron,

First of all kudos for such an impressive tool, it has made my life much easier.

Quick question. I used to check the Y!page links directly from Google SERPs to check competitors link equity and the results were displayed nicely with all the statistics provided that I could export into an excel file. I tried that today and I saw that those results are not showing up in Yahoo any more. I tried to make a simple query in Yahoo and neither the statistics appeared also.

Any bug with Yahoo?

Thanks and keep up the great work.

July 18, 2008 - 3:04am

can you try it again now? and verify the settings are set up to pull in those data points automatically?

July 20, 2008 - 8:21pm

I tried again but the features don't show up in Yahoo regardless of the data points being configured as automatic or on request. Maybe I am missing something.

It is still a great tool for Google though. Thanks a lot.

July 21, 2008 - 1:50am

can you verify you are using 2.7.6

July 22, 2008 - 5:19pm

Brilliant!!! Thanks a lot Aaron. I updated to 2.7.6 and now it is working fine.

Thanks a lot again.

August 21, 2008 - 7:55am

Whats up - Google has changed its html, and SEO for Firefox is not working :(

Are you able to get you wonderful tool happening again?

August 21, 2008 - 8:18am

Yes I noticed the same. Damn it.

some guy that s...
August 21, 2008 - 8:23am

Isn't working for me either... god, I feel so crippled.

August 21, 2008 - 11:58am

Hi there,

JustSearch has found a quick fix to get SEO for firefox plugin working again:

Hope that will helps.

August 21, 2008 - 5:03pm

It should be fixed today or tomorrow.

The Slasher
August 22, 2008 - 7:13am

I just used the fix that JustBen linked to. Works like a charm.

August 27, 2008 - 3:05pm

All was working fine before the Google update and now it is not working. I seem to have the latest version (2.8.4) and it still doesn't work.

I have tried the fix from JustBen but these setting already appear to be correct. Is anyone else still having problems or can provide some other suggestion to get this fixed.

August 27, 2008 - 5:29pm

SEO for Firefox is working for me right now. Are you using it on US Google SERPs or another country (like Is it working on Yahoo! for you?

If it is not working on either have you tried uninstalling it and reinstalling it?

September 4, 2008 - 1:20pm

After about 30 minutes of searching I didn't find any other fitting place to post this, so I'll leave a comment here.

I've partially ported "SEO for Firefox" to Opera (as a bunch of user js files) and I would like to know your thoughts on the issue before releasing it to the general public.

I couldn't port some features (e.g. CSV generation) because Opera isn't as extensible as FF. I also had to use several hacks to get around Opera's limitations (no permanent storage API for user scripts, no cross-domain XmlHttpRequest) so I expect the script to be buggy. Nevertheless, it already Works For Me(TM) :)

Feel free to contact me via the email address listed in my profile if you want to discuss this privately.

September 4, 2008 - 2:03pm

Hi W-Shadow
Feel free to post a link here if you like. :)

September 5, 2008 - 3:02pm

Sure, here it is then : SEO for Opera.

September 18, 2008 - 12:01pm

Hi Aaron,

Excellent plugin. I used one similar in the past but the ability to customise the settings in this is much better.

Can I make a suggestion - I'd love to be able to add sites I wish to track. If they appeared in the results, the plugin should inform me of their position at the top of the page.

Seems simple but can't find it any where.


September 18, 2008 - 4:25pm

Hi Donal
We offer a rank checker plug in.

October 29, 2008 - 10:07pm

I am getting the same problem as NJWebGuy posted. I have version 2.9.0 and version 3.0.3 of Firefox.

"Right now, when I enter a search term into Google, all the results are showing numbers related to Google itself, rather than the domains and pages of the search result. For example, every result shows the following:

PR: -
Y! Links: 234,000,000
Y! .edu Links: 1,620,000
Y! .gov Links: 119,000
Y! Page Links: 35

...and the links bring up yahoo pages counting links to or

I've tried several searches, a couple that I normally keep track of and then a couple of random phrases, and get the same situation each time."

October 29, 2008 - 10:39pm

is that across all search results or just some? have you tried clearing cookies & restarting the browser to see if that fixed the issue?

November 22, 2008 - 10:46am


First of all - thank you for your incredible tool!

But the problem - it seems the google search tool (sorry, don't know how to name it correctly) has stopped working after yesterday's google improvement (with searchwiki, socializing etc.) If I expressed myself not clear, then in another words: you bar disappeared from below results on google page.

What to do??

November 22, 2008 - 11:17am

if you log out of the google account it will work. and in the next couple days we should have a version that works even if you are logged in.

November 24, 2008 - 6:51pm

I have the same problem as Rick1, i get all the same results for google, but Yahoo is working correctly...

f.e., Google search results for 'seo for firefox' gives *all* results the same values :

#1 | PR: - | Google Cache Date: - | Age: 11-1998 | 30,013 | Page Bookmarks: ? | Diggs: ? | Digg's Popular Stories: ? | Stumbleupon: ? | Y! Links: 431,000,000 | Y! .edu Links: 2,830,000 | Y! .gov Links: 375,000 | Y! Page Links: 72 |

#3 | PR: - | Google Cache Date: - | Age: 11-1998 | 30,013 | Page Bookmarks: ? | Diggs: ? | Digg's Popular Stories: ? | Stumbleupon: ? | Y! Links: 431,000,000 | Y! .edu Links: 2,830,000 | Y! .gov Links: 375,000 | Y! Page Links: 72 |

My cache is clean, firefox restarted (has the latest updates), and i'm not logged in into Google. This problem is for all searches (tried a lot, all same problem). The strange thing Yahoo search works perfect.. screenshots of both searches :

Google results screenshot

Yahoo results screenshot

please check what might be wrong, very strange as Yahoo is working, and Google not....??

thx for your help....

November 25, 2008 - 10:15am

hi rene1
can you try uninstalling the extension, restarting firefox, and then updating to the newest version of seo 4 firefox

November 25, 2008 - 3:18pm

yes, this works :)... (i had to clear cache & cookies before it worked) .. thanks a lot !

November 26, 2008 - 5:51pm

Congrats on the wonderful update. The new version is great with social media data and the XRay.

However, it seems the DMoz data has some errors. I am getting many DMoz entries for some sites. When I click on the DMoz link, it takes me to the Google Directory results. But when I enter the exact directory page, I don't find any entry for the site.

And even when I go to to cross check, I don't see any entry.

For example, if I search for Mahalo, SEO 4 Firefox shows around 756 DMoz entries for . But when I go to, they have only 125 entries. Am I missing something or is it some error?

Also, for popular sites, I have noted a maximum value of 100 for Twitter. I mean when a site seems to have less Twitter mentions, the SEO4FF extension shows that correct. But I never see any Twitter value above 100, even for sites like CNN that have several Twitter mentions in every 24 hours. Is it by default or am I getting this only?

November 26, 2008 - 6:04pm

that is the easily attainable limit with the twitter gets hard to go beyond 100

with dmoz we show pages that reference a URL...not DMOZ listings. so for Mahalo it would be like this
you can click the data source link near each data point to see what data we are grabbing

November 27, 2008 - 10:14am

Get it now. Thanks for the support.

About pages referencing the URLs, with a normal search for [], I find a lot of noise.

Like on the first page results, there is and, which don't seem to have any mention of (the exact domain) but may be appearing because of the word mahalo in their URLs.

Also appearing at #18 is and on #20 is, which both appear because they mention the word the word mahalo (clearly not related to the site

So would using exact search "" improve the signal to noise ratio. Just my two cents if they may be of help. The previous noisy results have disappeared and the results are now down to 120s from 750s with exact search.

November 27, 2008 - 11:14am

I agree. I think Google loosened up their directory search, and that using an exact match would be better than the current broad match.

January 5, 2009 - 8:02am

I am having the same issue as Rick1 and Rene1. All the data is the same for each search result. And PR is always blank. I have uninstalled, cleared cache, and reinstalled/restarted with no luck. I am running Firefox 3.0.5 and SEO for Firefox 3.0.8. Thanks.

January 29, 2009 - 12:51pm

Kudos for adding the affiliate links to SEMRush and BOTW. For some weird, detrimental reasons, the typical internet public has developed a sort of hatred for anything commercial, which seems to be the reason why commercial, e-commerce sites are never welcomed on social media sites, though ad-based sites aren't any less commercial in my opinion.

Use of affiliate links should be promoted as much as possible, and usage of this by well-known figures like you, SugarRae, etc. will greatly help in making it common and acceptable. Otherwise, how else can an expert (even partly) justify his time spent on writing quality blogs.

January 29, 2009 - 1:12pm

I used to go out of my way to under-monetize with an intent of not being seen as being similar to the *exceptionally sleazy* email list marketers. But the truth is...these are services I would recommend anyway, and I did spend $10,000's (or maybe even $100,000's) over the years developing free tools to give away.

Less than 1% of the people using our tools buy from us and less than 10% even bother linking to us...this is just a way for that other 90% of users to have the opportunity to pay for all the value they are getting for free.

though ad-based sites aren't any less commercial in my opinion.

Spot on with that! That is another thing that I think is remarkably stupid about the web. Some people think affiliate links are sleazy, while at the same time they have no problem publishing AdSense ads on their site - ads which give them little to no editorial control AND often recommend scams.

Rob Ferrall
February 3, 2009 - 2:34am

I'm getting a 404 error using the keyword research (tool on your site). Here's an example link that's triggering the error: keyword phrase#results

Maybe this was a change to a rewrite rule on your site? I noticed it two days ago and thought it was a fluke, but I've reinstalled the addon, and the broken URL is supplied for both Yahoo and Google searches.

I'm using Firefox 3.0.5 & SEO for Firefox 3.0.9

Here's a screenshot demonstrating the click that causes the error:

February 3, 2009 - 3:03am

I need to fix that...doah! give me a second!

February 4, 2009 - 4:04pm

I have been using SEO for firefox for quite a while now and all of a sudden the search results for Google does not show up. I have tried re-installing both the SEO add-on and Firefox and I still have the same problem. Weird thing is that Yahoo! search results come out fine with everything there ( Y!links, Y!edu's, Alexa, etc...). I do not know what to do and I desperately need this for my job.

Anything I should be doing?


October 1, 2010 - 2:36am


I'm having the exact same results -- SEO for firefox at Yahoo works fine. Google won't return any results.

I've removed all other plugins, but nothing is helping.

Arrrg! This is frustrating.

February 4, 2009 - 9:37pm

Are you using Google Gears or something like that? Are you being sent Ajax search results?

February 9, 2009 - 12:15pm

I was monitoring a competitor and found some interesting facts.
a) It has a page rank of 9 (very high for that particular type of site)
b) Plenty of backlinks from .edu sites.

Dwelling into the source code I noticed a jackpot (possibly not duplicable). The site has created a transmenu module that all the .edu sites use and in the source code there is a H1 back link.

3) DMOZ sites are high
4) Yahoo Biz sites high

Again dwelling into the sites listing in DMOZ or Yahoo Biz they are using the transmenu and links appear in the source.

The question is what affect does this (link back from sites) and then displayed in DMOZ listing or Yahoo biz linking have. I noticed that the SEO tool does take you to the search listing for the site in question in Yahoo biz and DMOZ, therefore is this site getting weight from DMOZ and Yahoo Biz without a physical presence there?

February 9, 2009 - 1:44pm

We don't search DMOZ...we search the Google Directory (a DMOZ clone) for the URL string, which should match the site if it is listed, and will show some other DMOZ listed pages that have the URL string on them (perhaps as a link or at least as text on the page).

The Yahoo! Directory's search function has recently got a bit less comprehensive in my opinion. Perhaps their API is returning more accurate results than their actual directory search service is.

February 11, 2009 - 9:23am

I understand, however the URL is entered into the search box of the Google Directory and the Yahoo Directory and these return the results; but why do these two directories do this and what can be the benefits?

The way I am seeing it is that there is a potential to created a plugin or a module for a CMS that will have the link embedded in and need not be displayed on the front but just in the source-code and this is sufficient to get a PR 9 and frontpage Google. It has certainly worked for this particular site although they have been able to capture a dozen .edu sites.

I have popular modules for CMS's spanning over approx' 10,000+ site. I will try this experiment and see the results.


April 8, 2009 - 10:36am

The best thing I have found about this plug-in is the ability to show everything in the serps AND the ease of downloading it in CSV. I frequently do that while using &num=100 and the CSV gives a pretty good picture of everything in no time. Below are some of the things/recommendations (based upon my frequent use) that I feel can help you improve this already-great tool:

1) Some sites block Web Archive bot in Robots.txt. (eg:*/ If possible, you can have some indication in the 'AGE' field. Anything other than the '-' (dash) that usually comes for new sites.

2) Just like you have added Yahoo position, you can add position, gl=us position (pretty useful for us guys in Asia),, and especially Google Maps position (as Local is getting boost now).

3) For blogs on famous platforms like blogspot or wordpress (like or, the data pulled is for the main domain ( If possible, it would be great to have the all the data from Age to cached to Majestic Domains for the subdomain instead. I guess it can make the tool slower if it has to check for this everytime for each result but you can add an option if possible.

4) Have a button to turn all fields to ‘Automatic’.

5) Add another field for Domain PR. I guess you have this in the SEO toolbar though.

6) Another option to pull the IP of site. This can turn this tool into another useful backlink analysis tool. Doing a Yahoo backlink query and seeing the IPs of 100 linkers in CSV can often reveal strange pictures.

9) New fields for Yahoo backlink stats from UK Universities ( and

I didn’t like the tone of some of the recommenders in the above messages. Some seemed to demand too much and pressed on their suggestions as if they are paying you for all this. I don't want to seem like them and already appreciate all you have done so far. And I ain’t a technical guy who would know how easy/difficult and cheap/expensive can it be to implement these suggestions. These are merely suggestions for improvements rather than demands, so that you can have things to consider when you next decide to have a major upgrade. To be more accurate, these are the things I have usually missed in this tool.

I hope these will help everyone.


April 8, 2009 - 12:42pm

Thanks for the recommendations Affanlaghari :)

June 3, 2009 - 12:04pm

Hi Aron,

I would love to use this tool except it only shows question marks next to the words, where the stats should be... Please help...

June 3, 2009 - 7:33pm

from the overview page:


SEO for Firefox can be turned on or off globally. In addition, each particular piece of information also has three settings

* Auto - automatically pulls in the data whenever you search Google or Yahoo!
* On-Demand - link to pull in data will be present in search results, but the data will not be automatically pulled in until you click on the associated link
* Hidden - if you do not find a particular data point useful you can remove that data point from the tool output.

By default most of the tool features are in the On-Demand state (not on Auto). This is done to ensure that those who would most likely be abusive users (by not following our usage tips) will be unable to use the tool to its full capability since they would not read these instructions on how to change the settings.

June 25, 2009 - 12:27am


I had a problem and solved it :)

If you logged in here and downloaded the toolbar (which rocks by the way) but couldn't figure out where the button at the bottom that does the special page rank search is... DON'T WORRY!

On the Tools page on seobook, select SEO For Firefox - it's a separate plugin. Doh!

Thanks for all these tools


June 25, 2009 - 4:15am

glad you got it fixed Simon :)

July 14, 2009 - 11:54pm

Problem: the #1 - #10 that should appear on the left of the SEOForFirefox extension are appearing in reverse order - from #10 for the top one, to #1 for the bottom result on the page. If I increase the number of search results the problem still occurs.

Using the most up to date version of SEO4FF (downloaded today), and the most recent version of FF (3.5) on MacOSX 10.5.7.

This problem occasionally happened for me on FF2.x as well but I can't remember what I did to fix it or if it just came right by itself.

Any thoughts on what's going on?

July 15, 2009 - 2:29am

one other user had this problem and it was a conflict with another extension. I forget what extension it conflicts with though.

July 22, 2009 - 5:22am

Hi there

I am using SEO for FireFox 3.1.3/FireFox 3.5 on a linux machine. It works brilliantly in all respects save one: for the longest time the results were skewed when I clicked one of the links below a search result in Google (haven't checked the others). I am referring to the PR: ? | Google Cache Date: ? | Traffic Value: ? | Age: ? etc.

Without going into the long and torturous tale of how I discovered the problem and it's workaround, here's what has been happening: I also use xmarks (formerly foxmarks) for my bookmarks. For reasons unknown, all the links were getting xmarks inserted into them, as follows:

That was for a search and result that has nothing to do with xmarks. I did note however, that the wikipedia entry directly above this one does not have the xmarks code inserted. As this result is a commercial listing, perhaps that is a clue...?

I have no idea if this is a SEO 4 FireFox issue or an xmarks issue. The work around is easy, turn off xmarks.

Thanks Marc

July 22, 2009 - 7:15am

Thanks for the feedback Marc. Glad you got it working! :)

August 17, 2009 - 9:48pm

It appears that SEO 4 firefox pulls values off Yahoo for incoming links to site and incoming links to the specific page. It would be useful to have values for internal links to page and total number of pages.

It would be nice to see if the search term was used in the heading and body copy (x times in body)

I am building a tool to find low hanging fruit based on your data. If a site has 200 possible search terms it would be nice to see which ones people are competing for.


August 20, 2009 - 5:55pm

This tool is not working with Namoroka 3.6 Alpha 1 (FF 3.6)
Please update this great tool.

August 21, 2009 - 10:54am

We do not keep testing Alpha browsers though. The only way we could justify that sort of testing is if we charged for the tool.

September 18, 2009 - 12:02pm


I can't seem to get the page rank to pull into the results. I have checked that it is turned on in the settings and have tried reinstalling it but just get a dash (-) every time on the PR. Any help much appreciated.


September 18, 2009 - 8:10pm

Do any of the other datapoints pull in?

September 24, 2009 - 12:44am

I've got the same problem as the integrater above. No PR results shown. It does pull in the data points for all other categories. I thought it may be a problem with the new version of firefox, so I installed version 3.0.14. I also reinstalled seo for firefox to no avail. Any advice would be appreciated. I was using the most recent 3.5 version of firefox when the problem started. I should mention that the tool worked perfectly until that update of firefox. Thank you.

September 24, 2009 - 10:51am

If you leave the tool on too long (like always have it on while you are searching, even when you are not doing competitive research) it might temporarily block you from being able to scrape PageRank (or other data points)

September 26, 2009 - 3:02am

I certainly am guilty of leaving it on for regular research, and will keep that in mind if I can get it working again. I figured that a reinstall of the browser and extension would get it to work. Have you had any other issues with people not being able to see page rank? Any suggestions as to how I could remedy the problem? Thank you for your quick response above.

September 26, 2009 - 7:43pm

Leave it off for a few days and see if that fixes it.

October 29, 2009 - 7:32pm

How to i export the title and the description that is available in the search result??


October 30, 2009 - 4:26pm

It does not yet do that, but we may add that feature soon maniacrules.

December 4, 2009 - 5:41pm

I have tried several times to install and it says it was installed and restarts firefox, but the tool doesn't shoe up. I have no conflicting software or tools/extensions that would cause this. Any help is appreciated.

December 5, 2009 - 1:38am

security software might be an issue. it might also help to clear cookies, restart the browser, and go through the login and install process again.

February 1, 2010 - 4:46pm

I have it installed for some time, but since recently it only displays question marks, I have to click on the little "i" icon to get the information about a site.
Any fixes for that? Using the newest Firefox.

February 1, 2010 - 8:47pm

Read the set up instructions.

March 5, 2010 - 12:20am

the only thing that displays in the status bar is the green squares which show how fast a page is loading...
there is no sign of the logo, so I cant click it on or off.

Any suggestions??


March 5, 2010 - 2:01am

uninstall and reinstall perhaps. and there might be conflicting extensions if that doesn't fix it

June 9, 2010 - 2:26pm

The Toggle Info Blocks (in options) are not displaying. As a result, all the data points (PR, etc.) show up as question marks when I do a Google search.I have the latest version of Firefox and SEO for Firefox, and have tried uninstalling and reinstalling the add-on as well.

June 9, 2010 - 8:22pm

Same here, info blocks are not displaying in options tab with your latest update (3.3.2). Also when you look up a page by right clicking your mouse and choosing this option under "SEO For Firefox" no information is displayed. Love your tools!

June 10, 2010 - 9:40pm

Should be updated now.

June 11, 2010 - 7:51am

Hi Aaron,
SEO for Firefox is without a doubt my single most used SEO tool. I've got access to an array of premium tools through my work but there is very little I can't get done quicker and easier with your tool. As such - many thanks & keep up the great work!

The single suggestion I have for a future update would be to consider adding an option to pull in IP addresses for queried websites.

I've seen someone else mention this in a comment further up as well. When it comes to certain link building matters and discovering site networks I think that feature would be a great deal of help not only to myself but many others as well.

Other than that there's nothing more I could want out of the extension that isn't already there.


August 14, 2010 - 10:10pm

Hi i ahve the same problem as the others. The backlink tool "Yahoo link domain" for the majority of sites shows nothing. For seo book it shows all the backlinks :-) though which is strange. It has always worked for me up until a few weeks ago so is it abug ?? as lots of people seem to be commenting on it. great tool by the way

August 14, 2010 - 11:00pm

The Yahoo! link search function is sorta slowly going away on the transfer to Bing.

August 23, 2010 - 11:03pm

Recently I get no results from Yahoo Linkdomain command. Everything was working fine until recently it just stopped showing any results.

When I use I get 0 results but with it still works.

Does Yahoo require us to be signed in with a special API or what do you think may have changed? Any help would be appreciated.

BTW this is the best SEO tool I've used to date, I've been recommending many people to use it as well. I just hope it's a simple fix to get the linkdomain command working again.

Thanks again Aaron for releasing this great tool.

August 24, 2010 - 9:24am

We updated our tools to redirect Yahoo! link queries through site explorer.

August 24, 2010 - 10:47pm

Here's a suggestion for the Google search results when the plugin is enabled: How about adding a "Retrieve All Data" link at the end (after 'Majestic SEO linkdomain') that will pull all the data for just that result? So with the click of that link, you could see the PR, Google Cache Date, Traffic Value, Age,, etc with the click of a button?

August 25, 2010 - 11:38am

Not a bad idea.

September 1, 2010 - 7:15am

Hi Aaron,

Using the seo tool and its great.

Im just wondering how "traffic value" is calculated.

Does it related to the actual amount of traffic going to the site?


September 2, 2010 - 3:30am

SEM Rush estimates traffic volume and click value. Keep in mind that for most businesses these values tend to skew a good bit high, because they are priced as though you are selling ad inventory like Google does (and almost nobody has as high of a CPM as Google does).

September 5, 2010 - 12:29am

Hi Aaron...
I just noticed that Y! .edu Links & Y! .gov Links are disabled. Is this a bug or it will be disabled permanently?


September 5, 2010 - 7:41am

They no longer offer that feature on their main site. So its sorta hard for us to offer it. ;)

September 7, 2010 - 8:56am

Hi Aaron - Just recently I'm experiencing a problem with Seo For Firefox in that it will work okay for one or two seareches but then it displays 3 sets of data instead of the usual one.

The first set is as it should be, the second set is all the options but without data, and the third set is all the correct data BUT with a #number of ten higher than it should be!?

I've tried uninstalling and reinstalling but without success.

Although I can still read the data I require, the extra lines are very distracting.

I find the plugin to be of immense value and I would value any thoughts you may have about the problem I'm having.

Many thanks

September 7, 2010 - 2:51pm

You should upload a picture to Flickr and maybe the source code to the page online somewhere. Without that we would be stuck guessing when it comes to troubleshooting.

September 7, 2010 - 6:03pm

Thanks for the reply - here's a link to an image of the problem.

Do you need source code aswell?

September 17, 2010 - 11:15am

Hi, SEO for firefox is not working on google, it does seem to work in Yahoo. I have deleted all my other extensions to check if there were any conflicting issues, however the problem still seem to exist. Does anyone have the sollution?

I use:

Firefox: 3.6.10
Latest edition of SEO for firefox

September 19, 2010 - 1:50am

I had just downloaded it, but yes, rdejonge is correct. The tool stopped working. I don't know why though? Anyone know?

September 19, 2010 - 12:04pm

Hi, I am also getting the same problem. SEO for firefox is not working on google, but it does seem to work in Yahoo.

I checked that I have the latest firefox and I also re installed SEO for firefox but still the same it doesnt work.

Has the mighty google decided to put a stop to all SEO stuff now?

I use:

Firefox: 3.6.10
Latest edition of SEO for firefox

September 20, 2010 - 8:21am

Since the last update the SEO for firefox plugin doesn't seem to work in

When I refresh (plugin enabled), nothing seems to happen. I've tried it a couple of times, but it doesn't work. When I use the Google search box (from Google toolbar, upper right corner of my browser) then it does seem to work.

Firefox: 3.6.10
SEO for firefox: 3.3.8

Anyone got a solution?

September 22, 2010 - 11:24am

I have been using seo for firefox for a long time it has been working fine till I had to reformat my pc and now seo for firefox is not showing any data at all uninstalled reinstalled seo and firefox restared pc still no joy! Can anybody please help

bijuterii argint
September 24, 2010 - 5:18pm


I have same problem with Firefix after reinstalling my computer


October 1, 2010 - 2:44am

Hi Aaron,

SEO for firefox has been fantastic, but suddenly it's stopped returning any data from searches on Google.

I can't get any of the data points to populate. Not one. I have uninstalled all other plugins, with no effect.

Interestingly, Yahoo searches work just fine, supplying all of the data points I've setup.

I'm running firefox 3.6.10

Please help!! :)

October 1, 2010 - 3:10am

Hi Aaron,

I just noticed some interesting behavior.

In Google, if I click on the images link (top, left), then type in a search query, and then after getting results I click the web link (top, left - to "main" web search), I get the proper results from SEO for firefox. All of the data points I've set appear and populate. Works great.

It continues working UNTIL I go back to and try another (or even the same) search. Then none of the data points populate -- actually, not even the placeholders for the data to populate appear. Nothing appears below the returned search results.

Hope this helps.

June 25, 2013 - 5:13am

yes, same here calvin

I start searching while I am on the image tab in google; after that I switch on the general tab and suddenly the seo for firefox is working properly

October 9, 2010 - 9:31am

I am getting numbers for the .edu link number from Yahoo, but it is not hyperlinked for me to look at?

Can that be fixed?

October 10, 2010 - 4:17am

That Yahoo! advanced linking option has been disabled on Yahoo's core search results (not by us, but by Yahoo).

October 12, 2010 - 1:49pm

Quick Solution for SEO for Firefox not working..

Thanks to also for the Idea. He esplain it to me.

Instead of using the latest version of Firefox Browsser, I uninstalled my ver 3.6.1 to Firefox ver

I was able to make SEO for Firefox work now.

October 14, 2010 - 3:06am

Thanks Aaron for sharing such a valuable tool.

October 15, 2010 - 10:54pm

Just installed the plug-in to Firefox version 3.6.10 and the plug-in didn't work properly, but it seems to work as it should when I turn off Google Instant.
October 19, 2010 - 10:26pm

found that If I go to and search it doesnt work.

If I use firefox integrated search with google as a search engine, your addon works!

Ravi Kochhar
October 26, 2010 - 7:14pm

The plugin is not working in firefox 3.6.11 either. Can anyone help to solve the problem?

October 27, 2010 - 9:17am

Try turning off Google Instant in Google (Search settings > Do not use Google Instant > Save Preferences). Doing this, the plug-in works just as well in Firefox 3.6.11 for me as it did in Firefox 3.6.10.

October 27, 2010 - 1:58pm

Hi, the tool doesn't seem to show any results if I'm using a non-English Google, with a # in the search result URL.

Example, doesn't work:

This one works, however:

Not sure if the # is causing this, but it appears so?

October 28, 2010 - 1:59pm

If you turn off Google Instant it should work.

October 29, 2010 - 8:59am

I've turned off Google Instant on my own Google (UK) but I still receive the # in the URL when using a different country Google, e.g. FR or DE. I wonder if it's because Google Instant is not yet present on the other country Googles. Perhaps I'm doing something else wrong. But it's not the end of the world anyway, because if I select "100 results" from advanced options, the # disappears and I can see the tool options in the SERPs. This is fine for me because my main requirement is to export the SERPs to csv.

October 31, 2010 - 6:58am

this tool is not working properly because it doesn't show PR.

i'll tinker a little bit and then uninstall it if i can't get PR to work.

October 31, 2010 - 7:02am

it does work! you have to turn instant OFF. i should have read the posts. THANKS!!!


November 4, 2010 - 5:54am

Hey aaron,

great tool mate.

anyways, the function to show the number of pages indexed for that domain by google gives "-" as the result.

would love to see that fixed, thanks!

November 5, 2010 - 1:34am

Have you tried turning off Google instant & seeing if that helps?

November 18, 2010 - 8:33am

I have FF 3.6.12 and SeoForFirefox 3.3.8. Is there any version conflict or something?

December 12, 2010 - 10:50am

Thanks a lot Aaron

January 10, 2011 - 9:56am

Hi I really love this tool and have used it on many computers with no issues. However frustratingly it just will not work on my new computer, no data displays at all - nothing. I am using a mac with 10.5.8 and firefox 3.6.13 - any ideas?

January 10, 2011 - 12:54pm

it might be a security setting and/or a conflicting extension

January 10, 2011 - 1:42pm

I think you might be right - as this is happening on a networked machine at work. Maybe I could contact our IT support any suggestions for what might need changing? Thanks

January 11, 2011 - 2:50am

I am not a computer security guru by any stretch of imagination. But you can ask your IT support what the requirements are to install a Firefox extension at your work.

March 2, 2011 - 11:00pm

It simply doesn't show me the results/values underneath the search results in google or yahoo, what should I do?

March 2, 2011 - 11:05pm

My bad, i turned off google instant and witch the language search and it works. :)

March 6, 2011 - 4:50am

All ok without the Instant feature but I kind of got used to it, so... is it going to be fixed soon?
Using Firefox 3.6.15, Win7

March 6, 2011 - 8:02am

Google has no intent of fixing Google Instant

May 30, 2013 - 6:49am

Hi Aaron,
Where/ How do I put google instant on? As I have no seo toolbar in google nor in

March 19, 2011 - 9:02pm

I hope u give us this extension that works on Firefox 4 :)

April 2, 2011 - 4:50am

It works on FF 4 if you update it.

April 1, 2011 - 4:30pm

am i doing something wrong or do you need to provide an update that works with this version pf Firefox? Thanks.

April 5, 2011 - 2:50am

I upgraded to Firefox 4, and since then SEO for Firefox and Rank Checker have disappeared. I tried to upgrade them, but they are still missing after installing the latest versions. Is anyone else having this problem? Any suggestions to resolve it?

April 7, 2011 - 11:14am

Hi marhal and All,

I am facing the same problem as well. Downloaded FF4 and installed SEO for FF. Disabled all other extensions/add-ons. But SEO for FF just refuses to work.

Anyone else facing the same problem? Any solutions flying around?


April 24, 2011 - 1:56am

All the search result info shows up as "?" and is revealed when I click on each individual value. FF4 and SEO for FF.

April 24, 2011 - 4:10am

I didn't realize that it was not set to automatic.

April 28, 2011 - 3:52pm

I'm have the same problem many others are. It just flat out wont work. It works for 1 search and now nothing. When it's enabled I don't get the links right below the search box and nothing appears below each search result. This was the case with both FF4 and the newest FF3.x.

I've disabled Google Instant and it has made no difference.

Do you guys have any idea why it's not working.

April 28, 2011 - 10:02pm

I'm seeing the same thing - it works for some page and not for others. Not just the first search for me, but specific keywords show the links below each result and others don't ... this is with google instant turned off ...

one thing i noticed is that this started happening for me just in the last week or two, when google removed the option on the right to turn off google instant .. now i have to go into preferences to turn it off .. seems like google might have changed something that broke seo for firefox

hope you guys have time to fix it .. i like this tool much more the seoquake .. seoquake is always erroring out on me and getting my ip banned,

talk later

April 29, 2011 - 1:40am

could either of you please save the HTML of one of the SERP pages you are seeing online somewhere & then link to it from a comment reply to my comment here. Once we have the code you are seeing we can correct for it.

April 29, 2011 - 7:19pm
April 29, 2011 - 7:22pm

Like the other guys said, it works for some keywords but not others. (with instant off)

As an example, if I search "Stun Guns For Sale" it works but one of the keywords I'm researching for a client is "MLM coaching" which does not return anything.

April 29, 2011 - 9:47pm

"MLM coaching" - srsly? gross!

I am almost glad the tool doesn't work for that 1! It doesn't get much more predatorial than that!

April 30, 2011 - 4:36pm

Yeah I hear you. I was unemployed tho and got hired by a small MLM coaching company, run by 2 super sweet older women, to be their go to web guy. It's keeping a roof over my head while I work on my own site so I can't complain.

Plus it's letting me use a lot of the stuff I've learned about IM over the years that I've never had a chance to do.

Love it or hate it I need a place to live :p
May 2, 2011 - 10:33pm

A search for "seo for firefox" returned no SEO results.
I smell a conspiracy.

May 3, 2011 - 7:25pm

Bummer, SEO for Firefox is not working anymore for me either.... some queries, yes, but mostly no.

Is there an update/fix in progress for this?

Thanks, great tool!

May 4, 2011 - 12:47am

I am also experiencing the same sometimes works, sometimes doesnt that others are experiencing..

I've tried uninstall/reinstall, no good.

Also, can you bring back the 100 results link below the search box, super useful.

May 8, 2011 - 11:52am

I'm going back to the previous version of SEO for firefox. Version 4 sucks. In this version I don't have the option to save my tags when I closing my window, I just can't control the NO-Follow button, it has life of its own??? The SEO XRay is not responsive most of the time... And many more problems...

Overall Version 4 is a big screw up!

May 21, 2011 - 4:58pm

its putting up 8 bars under oine web page then 7 and 6 and 5 as you go down the page...

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#1 | PR: 6 | Google Cache Date: 19, May 2011 | Traffic Value: 512,365,668 | Age: ? | Y! Links: 104,000,000 | Alexa: 8 | Cached: ? | Whois | Sktool | Yahoo position: ?
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May 28, 2011 - 6:42pm


First of... this is a great tool and I really appreciate you guys developing it. I have been using it for about 9 months to quickly get some data from the people I am competing with. One thing I am having an issue with is the Dmoz check. It seems not to be working at all. Instead of searching google directory, it is searching for "" which obviously will not return if the site is listed in dmoz or not. Can you please let me know how to proceed? Thanks.


May 28, 2011 - 7:13pm

it should be fixed by Monday.

July 1, 2011 - 4:10pm


Where can I find old versions of the program for old versions of firefox.


July 2, 2011 - 7:43am

Tried installing FREE SEO tools 1) Rank Checker and 2) SEO Toolbar on my browser for FF v3.6.17 but both failed to install with the same message -- "addon is not compatible with Firefox version 3.6.17"...

Soooooo, I upgraded to v3.6.18 and tried same installs... Again the same results... I know these addons work with version 3.x.xx of FF because I've seen current videos of others actually using these tools....

Any thoughts on why these two tools are incompatible with FF?
Is there an updated version of both I can download that WILL be compatible?
The versions I am trying to install from your site are 1) Rank Checker v1.8.7 and 2) SEO Toolbar v1.1.13...

Please, help if you can... I really would love to at least get the SEO Toolbar to install...

thanks much Aaron,
Gail Fernley

July 2, 2011 - 6:10pm

I am also seeing multiple bars under each search result in the latest version with firefox 5. Will there be a fix for this, it looks like this:

#1 | PR: 6 | Google Cache Date: 19, May 2011 | Traffic Value: 512,365,668 | Age: ? | Y! Links: 104,000,000 | Alexa: 8 | Cached: ? | Whois | Sktool | Yahoo position: ?
#1 | PR: ? | Google Cache Date: ? | Traffic Value: ? | Age: ? | Y! Links: ? | Alexa: ? | Cached: ? | Whois | Sktool | Yahoo position: ?
#1 | PR: ? | Google Cache Date: ? | Traffic Value: ? | Age: ? | Y! Links: ? | Alexa: ? | Cached: ? | Whois | Sktool | Yahoo position: ?
#1 | PR: ? | Google Cache Date: ? | Traffic Value: ? | Age: ? | Y! Links: ? | Alexa: ? | Cached: ? | Whois | Sktool | Yahoo position: ?
#1 | PR: ? | Google Cache Date: ? | Traffic Value: ? | Age: ? | Y! Links: ? | Alexa: ? | Cached: ? | Whois | Sktool | Yahoo position: ?
#1 | PR: ? | Google Cache Date: ? | Traffic Value: ? | Age: ? | Y! Links: ? | Alexa: ? | Cached: ? | Whois | Sktool | Yahoo position: ?
#1 | PR: ? | Google Cache Date: ? | Traffic Value: ? | Age: ? | Y! Links: ? | Alexa: ? | Cached: ? | Whois | Sktool | Yahoo position: ?
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#1 | PR: ? | Google Cache Date: ? | Traffic Value: ? | Age: ? | Y! Links: ? | Alexa: ? | Cached: ? | Whois | Sktool | Yahoo position: ?
#1 | PR: ? | Google Cache Date: ? | Traffic Value: ? | Age: ? | Y! Links: ? | Alexa: ? | Cached: ? | Whois | Sktool | Yahoo position: ?
#1 | PR: ? | Google Cache Date: ? | Traffic Value: ? | Age: ? | Y! Links: ? | Alexa: ? | Cached: ? | Whois | Sktool | Yahoo position: ?
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July 20, 2011 - 6:49am

I've installed SEO for firefox, put everything on automatic, restarted firefox. I don't get any data at all when I search. It is definitely switched on, and I am using the latest version of firefox (5.0.1)

July 23, 2011 - 5:18pm

I have the same problem (thera no Y! Links, Y! Page Links etc.. , have you a solutions for the problem ?

July 25, 2011 - 2:36pm

SEO for FF not working uninstalled and reinstalled it and still no data when searching for would be competitors. I have FF5 plus am new to this its my first time using SEO for FF

July 27, 2011 - 5:48pm

I was super excited to try out these tools. I downloaded FF5 just for this. I was disappointed when I couldn't get them to work. I can't wait for the fix so that I can try them out.

July 30, 2011 - 12:29am

Hi Aaron, Love the SEO for Firefox tool, but I need help, as it stopped working for me......Tried re-installing SEO for Firefox as all Y! Link Data stopped working for a week now.... I am now regretting ever un-installing it as I am getting a message saying it is not compatible with Firefox 3.6.18
Any help or guidance on this would be great as the tool is seriously Excellent and I am already having withdrawals.

Thanks ~Anthony

August 1, 2011 - 6:06am

Hi Aaron,

Been using seotoolbar and seo for firefox for nearly 2 years without any problems.

Like many people above I stopped getting the Yahoo data so I upgraded firefox to 5.0

Since then can't see anything the plug ins have totally disappeared, I can no longet see anything and there is no grey box to toggle and it's no longer under tools.

However when you go to manage add on's it is there and is even updating when I ask it to.

I've even uninstalled and reinstalled but with the same result.

I can't live without this awesome set of tools, anything else (competitor tools) just does not come close.

Please help.

August 1, 2011 - 10:53am

"I can't live without this awesome set of tools, anything else (competitor tools) just does not come close."

It of course begs the question of what you would pay for those tools if we added support to it. We can't provide 1:1 support for free, but if people had a paid option we would try to help them. What price would you consider reasonable?

August 1, 2011 - 11:28am


I'm not sure but I would pay! I guess it would have to be small if it's only support. It has been very stable for me except this one issue which I can't understand. I guess $5 a month if it was purely support, the problem you would have is people would subscribe when they have a problem and then unsubscribe when there is no issue, bit of a dilemma for you?

Personally I think the tool is worth paying for (I know there are free competitors out there but they are not as good).

I guess my issue is specific to me then and not something you are getting reports of?

August 1, 2011 - 12:13pm


I was thinking of a monthly fee above how about a yearly fee of $30 or something along those lines. Stops people cancelling and could give you a good recurring income stream.

August 2, 2011 - 5:35am

... & it can with the promise of any type of support it would be hard to make it profitable selling it for anything under $100. Thanks for the feedback. I will consider it going forward.

August 2, 2011 - 10:42pm

at begin I work with FF 5.0.1 and install SEO FOR FIREFOX and work normally, after upgrade FF 6 beta 4 and SEO don't work then uninstall FF 6 beta 4 and install FF 5.0.1 and come back to install SEO and no work.What Can I do. thanks

August 3, 2011 - 7:39pm

Hey Aaron, just caught up on this thread, and I'm having withdrawals from the tool since it is not working... lol...We would definitely consider paying a yearly fee for support.....though it makes me curious on how you would get the link data as from my understanding Yahoo site explorer will be no more, so would you get link data from Seomoz OSE or another source....curiosity is killing me.... Lastly, do you have any ETA on your decision to offer support or fixes for this tool, as I am biting at the bit not to start trying out other tools, but need to do something somewhat soon? Thanks, ~Anthony

August 5, 2011 - 12:24am

...before we make any decision on that front.

I recommend you try out other tools now if you are having trouble with it & then revisit us after we blog about the options.

We do try to keep the tools up to date & functional for over 99% of users, but the truth is that I have no interest in doing support of the other 1% until we have a paid model for it. I have probably wasted over a year of my life helping people who didn't give a rats ass for me & really when it gets down to doing stuff that is 1:1 there needs to be a fee for it to split out those who value your time/life and those who do not. But before we launch that we want to add a few advanced features that are paid only, that way people are paying for additional features + support, rather than just selling support.

August 5, 2011 - 9:30am

Like many other guys I have installed new firefox 5.0.1, then I install this seo tool, and its not working, its working when im putting some keywords in the main firefox-google search, but when im going to the and other search engines like russian yandex its just not working, maybe i just need to install earlier version of FF?

August 6, 2011 - 11:13am

Hi everyone,
Like so many of you on this thread, I also had a problem getting the FF SEO Plugin working. Well today it's finally working without any problems... I hope this will help you all. First of all, I didn't come up with the answer, it was given to me. Make sure that google is doing your searches by default. Open up a new google page & go to 'search settings'. Go down to 'google instant'. You have 2 buttons there, 'use google instant' & 'do not use google instant'. MAKE SURE THE COMPUTER IS IN 'DO NOT USE GOOGLE INSTANT' MODE. Then click 'save preferences'. It fixed the problem for me, I hope it will for everyone that's having it on here as well. Here is the link to the video I received to the process I've just explained.... Good luck!!

August 31, 2011 - 4:55am

Hey Aaron, Thanks for the candid response...I feel where your coming from and understand totally....I will keep my eye out on here if you decide to provide any updates or support on the SEO for Firefox tool... as it rocks, I will be first in line... Have a great one! ~Anthony

October 7, 2011 - 2:08pm

hey please could you update the plugin with the new Google pagerank URL so it shows the pr on google results? I need it ASAP PLEASE!!!!

October 19, 2011 - 12:00am

Please if anyone can help me, I have installed seo for firefox, and I cannot get the xray function to work.
I have uninstalled and reinstalled, I'm using the newest firefox update which is 7.0.1


November 11, 2011 - 1:42am

Hey, just updated to firefox 8.0 and found out it does not work. Nothing shows up in SERP as expected, please fix it asap.
I really hate to downgrade the damn ram eating firefox, have you guys ever considered making a tool for chrome as well? It's way faster and has a better mechanism on memory management.

Thanks a lot

November 11, 2011 - 8:19am

... I use 3 or 4 different web browsers for different purposes. It is smart to have your fastest browser left lean (no extensions) & put your SEO & marketing research extension in one of the heavier ones. We primarily build our tools around my own interests & to be used by me, thus we will never offer Chrome SEO extensions.

If you update the extension again it should work with Firefox 8 just fine.

November 11, 2011 - 9:52am

Hey, thanks for your quick reply! But I've updated to the latest 3.5.7 and it's still not working, well, mostly. I mean stuff like "KW Research | AW Sandbox | Traffic Estimator | Trends | Insights | CSV" did show up in top, but nothing's showing up in SERP area. I've tried with several search settings but still had no luck. Oh, man I don't know what to do next... Any ideas?

November 12, 2011 - 1:53pm

...the current version of Firefox is version 8...not 3.5.7.

November 13, 2011 - 2:16am

I mean the latest version of SEO for firefox is 3.5.7, and it's officially updated on Thursday, November 10, 2011. You said "If you update the extension again it should work with Firefox 8 just fine." So it should be the latest version you are talking about and it really does NOT work. Also it seems I'm not alone, so I don't think the problem is on my side. It's hands down the best addon for SEOers. Love you guys, please fix it for us

Thanks a lot

November 11, 2011 - 9:48pm

I just upgraded to firefox 8 and also updated to your new compatible version of the plugin but nothing is showing on my google search results - it is as if the plugin is not turned on but it IS turned on - any advice?? thanks

November 12, 2011 - 2:26am

Same problem here, hopefully it can be fixed asap

November 12, 2011 - 1:10pm

this is just to add more info - I tried changing the search settings off of instant search as demonstrated in the video and still no joy - thanks, megan

November 12, 2011 - 1:33pm

I have upgrade with the latest version on firefox and seo addon for him and doesn't work.... what's happening?

November 16, 2011 - 12:15pm

Please fix the issue , i love this SEO tool it is a great help in my research.

November 18, 2011 - 4:56pm

Any word yet on a fix for this? do we even know if our cries have been heard?

November 22, 2011 - 4:13pm

SEO for firefox finally works after I completely re-installed firefox 8.0.1. Now I'm facing a new problem: google seems to force you to use ssl search once you logged in, I've searched everywhere trying to find a way to disable ssl search but still haven't found a solution yet. So basically I have to keep logged out for seo, anybody knows how to disable the annoying ssl search?

November 30, 2011 - 7:51pm

I currently have Firefox 8.0.1 and SEO for Firefox 3.5.9. It does not work when activated. I also have SEO Quake but it is turned off. I also disabled google instant. What do I need to do to get it to work?

December 1, 2011 - 5:41pm

FF 8 and latest version of SEO for FF as of 12/1/2011. Had the same problem of nothing showing up. Turning off Google Instant and LOGGING OUT OF GOOGLE was necessary for the extension to work. Good luck.

December 7, 2011 - 3:30am

Hey CJGalvin,

I tried logging out but it still doesn't work with the most recent version of firefox! Any other ideas?

December 7, 2011 - 3:33am

Check that. It is now working. Logging out did the trick. Thanks CJGalvin!

December 5, 2011 - 8:26am

I can not turn off many parametrs:
| Technorati: ? | Alexa: ? | Rank: ? | Uniques: ? | Trends | Cached: ? | dmoz: ? | Bloglines: ? | Page blog links: ? | ? | Botw: ? | Business | Whois | Yahoo position: ? | Majestic SEO linkdomain: ?

December 12, 2011 - 5:47am

Well, I had the latest version of Firefox and it didn't support SEO for Firefox, so
I tried two other versions that didn't end up supporting it and finally tried Firefox 5.0 and it
was supposed to support but it wouldn't work, until I found this thread and logged out of gmail!

Thanks for your help!


December 14, 2011 - 10:33pm

FireFox 8.0.1 - SEO for FireFox is not working. I haven't been able to find a fix. Am I wasting my time, or does it really work on the latest version of FireFox?

December 15, 2011 - 4:06pm

Hi there.. I have Firefox 8.0 and the solution is deactivate Google Instant, then SEO fox Firefox will be working again

December 16, 2011 - 12:50am

Hey Guys,

I'm using Firefox 8.0.1 on MAC

I installed the add on, did the restart on firefox and even logged out of my google accounts and i still can't get it to work. OK i am a bit of a newbie but i'm normally fairly swift at getting things to work.

Anything i can try in layman's terms to get it working or have we all gotta wait for a fix?

Got so excited to have this tool when i have tried so many that don't work or are useless :(

December 16, 2011 - 1:10am

I was being dense, turned off google instant after finding out how to do that and all working now :)

Whooo my life has taken a turn for the better now :D

December 23, 2011 - 2:22pm

Watched video about how to use this, and it's not working at my side. I do a Google query (with the plugin disabled) and then turned on, re-query and nothing. I checked the possibility of another conflicting plugin but there's nothing at least I don't have the plugins that you say may conflict with this.
Thank you

Posicionamiento web
December 27, 2011 - 3:30pm

Works with the latest version, thanks

January 5, 2012 - 7:27pm

Same as some of the above. I installed after updating Firefox and get no results showing under the google search
results. I turned off google instant after reading hear and still nothing shows.

January 6, 2012 - 3:15pm

These steps solved this issue for me. 1.) installed Firefox 8 2.) uninstalled & reinstalled SEO for Firefox 3.) Turned off Google Instant (had to search how to do this on the web) 4.)rebooted 5.) did some random Google search (SEO for Firefox not yet working) 6.) right-click on the Google top search result listing and select "SEO for Firefox" then "options" then check the "Toggle Global" check-box 7.) restart Firefox - this worked for me, good luck.

January 6, 2012 - 3:38pm

thanks randallhmh, I'll give that a go.

March 10, 2012 - 3:51pm


For some reason these have stopped working - noticed it yesterday. I'm running Mac with Firefox 10.0.2 and have SEO for Firefox v 3.6.3

The only thing I have done that I can think might affect it is download the lastest adobe flash update but I can't think why that would casue this not to work?

any ideas out there?

March 10, 2012 - 3:52pm

on my VMWare windows partition i am running firefox 8 and it works fine the toggle info blocks show up! So mystified as why they wont show on the mac?

March 11, 2012 - 7:26pm

I've just installed this for the 1st time ever, and as mentioned above, it doesn't work with the latest Firefox 10.0.2

I'll keep an eye here to see if it gets fixed.


March 12, 2012 - 4:22am

...I am using 10.0.2 right now & everything is working just fine for me.

March 17, 2012 - 9:53pm

Hi Aaaron and Mickael28a

I've now upgraded to FF 11 and still no joy, like you say there must be some kind of conflict but I can't think what it is, the only thing I i recall doing was to update the adobe, the fact it works for Windows in FF 8 is odd to me, but it doesn't work on windows running firefoix 10.0.2 either?

It happened before a few months ago and I was able to sort it, this time I've drawn a blank.

March 23, 2012 - 12:22am

I'd love to claim it was all my own work, to be honest I can't be sure!

Regardless its back and working and I'm damn glad! Seeing as I was so quicjk to come and say its not working I thought I'd come back and say it's fixed!


GHD Rettetang
March 23, 2012 - 1:37am

Works with the latest version, thanks

What's up
April 19, 2012 - 11:32am

On Firefox 11, mac 10.6.8, not working on Google. Is working on Yahoo, but that's useless as most of my visitors come from Yahoo. Turned all the add ons off and on etcetera. No change. Very, very shitty. I had some fun fun with this search info, man, it was really good when it worked.

April 19, 2012 - 12:08pm

I am using FF 11 and the addon is not working.. It is a shame the developers have stopped caring.

April 19, 2012 - 12:45pm

rude and entitled people who are not polite & bitch and moan while giving nothing. of course we wouldn't care about those types of people. why should we?

however the tool works just fine for me and thousands of other competent people.

if you read the thread above some people who had issues didn't act like spoiled brats or aholes. they got help. you, on the other hand, won't be.

April 23, 2012 - 12:14pm

The SEO for Firefox inline stats display on Google SERPs is not working with Firefox 11. Other features like highlighting Nofollow links in web page content and inline display on Yahoo! SERPs do seem to be functioning. Any support from the SEO Book team would be appreciated. Thank you.

April 24, 2012 - 4:41am

... that should fix any issues you are having.

April 25, 2012 - 4:06am

Hi: I have tried SEO for Firefox on 2 different computers, both using Firefox 12. It works with Yahoo searches, but not with Google. I have turned off Google Instant, I have tried using the in-line search box in the browser. Still no SEO data when I use Google to search. I'm assuming that the tool hasn't kept up with the Firefox revisions? If that's the case, perhaps I just need to wait it out, until the developers work on a new version. In the meantime, I can still get the page rank results, albeit with more labor, by clicking on each search result and then checking the page rank in the SEO Toolbar. If anyone has any luck with getting this problem resolved, I'll check back here. Thanks in advance.

April 25, 2012 - 7:37pm

...we generally try to launch within a day or 2 at most.

April 28, 2012 - 8:38pm

I empathize with Aaron about those guys who come here with demands as if they had paid a fee or something. OTOH, I'm afraid I'm experiencing the same problems as some people here, like e.g. mjsinnyc. Since FF10 or FF11 (not sure there) Seo4FFox doesn't show to me the usual stuff under Google's SERPs. (Highlighting nofollow links does work though). I've got Google Instant turned off.

May 10, 2012 - 6:03pm

Hi Aaron,

Looks like a great tool but can't get it working unfrotunately. Am on Mac OS Lion and Firefox 12 and have version 3.6.4 of the plugin but its doesn't show up even though I have it enabled. I did get it to show up initially but was seeing only PA and Link data followed by PRO ONLY RDS. I deleted and reinstalled and now don't see anything. Any thoughts on why its not working and also re the initial message. Do I have to login somewhere?

May 11, 2012 - 11:40pm

I have the extension installed and it works on the yahoo results pages, but it does nothing on google results, nothing.

May 21, 2012 - 5:59pm

I'd be willing to pay to get SEO for firefox working. Currently using windows xp pro. Firefox 10.0.2. No additional extensions.


June 29, 2012 - 8:34pm per our subdomain ... we will do our best to help you out.

June 29, 2012 - 12:07pm

hi, i have tried the plugin on Firefox 10, 11, 12 and 13 but it only works on Yahoo. can you please help?

July 7, 2012 - 9:57pm

I was just wondering if there was a fix to this problem ever figured out ? I had it working for a few short minutes on the google searches and then it just disappeared.


July 9, 2012 - 3:06am

I really need to get the serps link tool working. It's never worked for me since I downloaded it a year ago on whatever version of FF it was back then. I'm currently on v13.0.1 of Firefox and using Windows XP Media Center Edition with SP3.

I've read through this thread and disabled Google Instant, but it makes not the slightest bit of difference. I've disabled ALL other firefox extentions at the same time, in case any of those were interfering with the SEO extention.

I'm sure there must be an answer. The thing is - does anybody know what it is? I'd really appreciate any help or suggestions anyone can offer.

Cheers guys,

July 9, 2012 - 3:08am

I should have mentioned, the link information does appear in a Yahoo search - just not in Google.

Cheers !

July 9, 2012 - 10:50am

...have Google instant turned off? that will likely fix the issue.

July 14, 2012 - 2:59pm

hey guys,
the trick is to simply log out from your google account then the seo plugin should work also for google!

Unfortunately it seems like the plugin fetches the wrong information so it's time to update it. For example Alexa rank is always at 0... Age is not displayed... yahoo position is not displayed... Y! Page Links is not selectable in settings menu...

Does anyone know where I can download v3.3.0?

November 2, 2012 - 1:29am

I've read a huge amount of comments about people saying it's not working. I have the latest FF (Mac OS X) and just downloaded the latest extension. I get nothing. I can modify all options for the extension, etc and I have no other extensions installed.

What I don't get is why are there no replies to any of these problems? I know it's a free tool but I'm a bit confused why there's a "support" page but just a bunch of people asking questions?

January 11, 2013 - 7:37pm

I just dowloaded seobook and seo for firefox for the first time and all I am getting is question marks and they are both enabled. How do I fix this?

January 13, 2013 - 11:17am

read the instructions

Aunt Marie
January 30, 2013 - 12:03pm

Thanks, Aaron. I am running windows 8 and when I tried to download the plugin, it failed. Naturally, I'm frustrated and I browsed this thread and couldn't find any pointer to why I may be having the problem; so I'm suspecting it is OS - 64bit. Thank you.

February 4, 2013 - 4:06pm

I've had SEO for FF on my computer for a couple years now but disabled it some time ago because I could not gget it to work. Recently enable it and it still does not work when I search Google. What I've done so far is:
*made sure firefox browser is updated
*made sure the SEO for FF icons are enabled. (BTW i have icons on both the upper and lower areas of the screen)
*When I search Google and don't see the add on working I refresh the page, still doesn't work.

Been trying to trouble shoot this for hours and really need some help.

February 4, 2013 - 4:15pm

Is there something on my computer that could be blocking it from working?

February 5, 2013 - 12:34am

did you disable Google Instant search?

February 7, 2013 - 1:58am

Hello, I installed the Seo for firefox plugin, and I turn it on, but when I search nothing appears.. please help!!!

March 11, 2013 - 11:53pm

I am NOT a technical person, but I got it working!!!!! Ha ha ha. I'm trying to learn SEO, and after installing SEO for Firefox I discoverd that it works in yahoo search, but not in Google search. I read through lots and lots of comments and answers here and came to one that said that it works when you use the Google search function ON THE MOZILLA Page: go to do your Google search here, and the SEO for Firefox will function!!!!! (Cant tell you how happy it makes me to figure these things out.)

July 13, 2013 - 6:05am

Thanks for sharing

September 5, 2013 - 1:31am

I installed SEO for Firefox and the SEO Toolbar, but when I restart Firefox, neither of the tools is installed. I have installed the tools before in an earlier version of Firefox and they worked fine. Any idea why they're not working now? I am an experienced Firefox user and have installed numerous add-ons that are not on

September 10, 2013 - 7:22am

...we don't control it.

We may add graphs to our plugins directly, but if we do they will likely be part of a paid product tier, otherwise we will likely get too much freetard rage from people who want free 1 on 1 consulting with the software.

September 12, 2013 - 8:50am

SEO for firefox, Not working on Google , How can I do about this

November 27, 2013 - 12:51am


I am having a similar problem. The SEO for Firefox is working when I enter a search term in Yahoo but not Google. I have uninstalled and reinstalled Firefox and am on the latest version 25.0.1. All my other extensions are disabled except for SEO for Firefox. Is there a plugin that may be causing this conflict? I would really appreciate some feedback on this. Thanks.

August 27, 2015 - 9:53am


SEO for Firefox Excellent Tool But Latest Mozilla Firefox Browser Not Supported at now.

ASAP Please fix it

Thank You!

February 27, 2017 - 7:05am

please help why seo for firefox cant work on google but yahoo can work.
i spend many times on this but still cant solve, please help,thank you

February 27, 2017 - 7:06am

help help the seo for firefox cant work on google of firefox 50.5 for mac

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